Lajcak in Brussels Hands over €50,000 for Completing Schools in Afghanistan

Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (stock photo by TASR)

Brussels/Bratislava, October 4 (TASR corespondent) – Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak presented, on behalf of Slovakia, a €50,000 cheque to Nasir Jalili, the coordinator of the Afghan non-profit organisation Khair Khwa Social Services and Development Organisation in Brussels on Tuesday.

The Slovak financial support will be used for the completion of two school buildings in the city of Mazar Sharif in northern Afghanistan. The donation forms a part of the Slovak humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

“Afghanistan is a focus of attention for the international community and the European Union. We’re engaged in Afghanistan, as it’s one of the three priority countries of our development assistance and our donations are primarily directed to the fields of education and health care,” said Lajcak after the ceremonial handing over of the symbolic cheque as part of a two-day Brussels Conference on Afghanistan.

Lajcak added that Slovakia, which doesn’t have a representation office in Afghanistan, has chosen the right person for handing over its humanitarian aid, as Jalili knows the value of investing in education very well. He studied in Slovakia and is currently working at the Medical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, and he’s also engaged in the process of Afghan children education.

After having received the symbolic cheque, Jalili thanked Slovakia for its support and added that with its help, children in Afghanistan won’t have to learn in provisional conditions.